Often as we reach adulthood, we must go back to our childhood to examine who we were then, and how that creates who we are now. For many, there are painful aspects that can stunt our emotional growth as adults until we look at them honestly, and choose to heal from them.
When Alexandra Kuykendall met and married her husband Derek and began to start a family, she knew she would have to go back in time to revisit the places and the emotions of growing up without a father. The only daughter of a single, world-traveling mother and an absent artist father, Alexandra asks the questions that all women ask at one time or another--Am I loved? Am I lovable? Am I loving? She chronicles her journey in her memoir The Artist's Daughter. Discover along with Alexandra that there is healing from our hurts through grace. We can be made whole through our Heavenly Father, whose love will never fail.
When Alexandra Kuykendall became a mother it was the beginning of a soul-searching journey that took her into her past and made her question everything she'd experienced--and a lot of what she hadn't. The only daughter of a single, world-traveling mother and an absent artist father, Alexandra shares her unique quest to answer universal questions: Am I lovable? Am I loved? Am I loving?
In short, moving episodes, Alexandra transports readers into a life that included a childhood in Europe, a spiritual conversion marked more by questions than answers, a courtship in the midst of a call to be with troubled teens, marriage and motherhood--and always, always, the question of identity. Through her personal journey, women will discover their own path to understanding the shape of their lives and a deeper sense of God's intimate presence within it.
Alexandra Kuykendall is on staff at MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) where she encourages mothers of young children to keep growing as they take on their new mothering identity. She is a regular contributor and consulting editor to MomSense magazine, Connections magazine, and the MOPS blog. A frequent speaker for MOPS, Alexandra has been featured on Good Morning America. As the mother of four young children, she continues to refine her mothering identity. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Derek, and their daughters.